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Child Psychology 6N2023 QQI/FETAC Level 6

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in psychological concepts, theory and practice relevant to the development of the Child.
Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with Children or in the Childcare environment.
Learners will be able to:
1 Research theories of development change and continuity in infancy, childhood and adolescence
2 Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child
3 Appraise different theoretical models of child and adolescent development
4 Assess the importance of transitions in influencing a sense of self
5 Analyse different scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development
6 Critically evaluate how the role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives affect the development of children and adolescent
7 Explore the development of gender consciousness and its impact on self- identity in children and young people
8 Use empirical research in acquiring knowledge, informing best practice and constructing scientific knowledge in a specific child development, education and or care context
9 Analyse the implications of own attitudes, values, beliefs and assumptions in relation to issues of relevant policies and best practice
10 Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals.

Assessment Technique:     

Assignment 40%            Project   60%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:

Pass   - 50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%

G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €300 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed
All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Career Options:

Students obtaining certification in Level 6 Childcare may progress to further studies at selected third level colleges under the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Other options include entering direct employment within the childcare profession as:

• Crèche/Nursery Worker

• Professional Child-minder

• Au Pair

• Pre-school Teacher

• Special Needs Assistant (SNA)

• Primary School Classroom Assistant

Play school Assistant

Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 6 component in Child Psychology 6N2023 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Child Psychology 6N2023 QQI/FETAC Level 6 is a component of
Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.

Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their childcare role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.

To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page

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